My name is Lori Yearwood. I am a journalist who specializes in bringing a sense of trauma awareness to the stories I report and write.
I love to cover stories about “marginalized” populations with a deep sense of sensitivity. I also have a propensity for helping readers to understand the context and complexities of my source’s lives.
After decades of this work, I have learned that the strength of the human spirit is beyond anything I ever imagined. I have also learned that there is great need for trauma-informed journalism that delves not only into the devastation of collapse — but also into the realities of recovery.
Please take a look at the stories below to read some of my most recent essays and articles. My pieces have been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, CNBC, and many other publications.
Thank you for showing up here. It is my honor to share my stories with you.
Lori Teresa Yearwood